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- v. To weep angrily; to howl.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To howl.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To howl, either threateningly or in weeping.
- In coal-mining, to break down: said of the roof or sides of a mine.
- n. Another spelling of ghoul.
In Waterford, a gowl is a messer, and '' acting the gowl '' etc.
Again the "gowl" broke out -- its loud echoes rolling through the woods -- this time so near, that every moment I expected to see the animal that had uttered it.
What's the etonymical origin of 'gowl' by the way?
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"Gie a cheer, boys!" he cried; and as the muzzle of Mons Meg swept down the file, a strange wavering cry arose, that was half a gowl of anger and half a broken-backed cheer.
Gourlay resumed his way, his being a dumb gowl of rage.
Ere he had reached the corner, a gowl of anger and grief struck his ear, and he wheeled eagerly.
Toby made very light of, substituted his bone, and was engaged covering it, or thinking he was covering it up with his shovelling nose, when S. spied him through the inner glass door, and was out upon him, like the Assyrian, with a terrific _gowl_.
From his earliest years he showed a general meanness of blood, inherited from many generations of starved, bekicked, and down-trodden forefathers and mothers, resulting in a condition of intense abjectness in all matters of personal fear; anybody, even a beggar, by a _gowl_ and a threat of eye, could send him off howling by anticipation, with that mighty tail between his legs.